Gout Remedies: Beyond The Black Cherry!

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Most people thought that the best gout cure was cherries, but they were wrong! The newest research is revealing a better solution for your gout symptoms. Though cherries do work and have been researched thoroughly, a new natural health treatment can make you feel like gout is a thing of the past.

Let me explain.

A Natural Gout Cure:  Cherries

For many years, those red delicious cherries we all love have been thought to help control and decrease gout symptoms. Over 50 years ago a doctor named Ludwig Blau stated announced a cure for one of the oldest diseases known to man, gout. Dr. Blau suggested that eating about 8 cherries a day would cure gout.

Though many thought Blau discovered the cure for gout; he was wrong. Currently there is no cure for gout. However, modern research studies have shown that Blau was correct with his cherry remedy. We now know that cherries contain anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory properties that work in the same way NSAIDs do.

In other words, cherries work to reduce the inflammation that causes gout pain by reducing the uric acid that causes gout. And cherries are much better than NSAIDs because cherries cure the cause of gout. And NSAIDS only treat the symptoms (inflammation).

However, many gout sufferers have found that eating as many as 40 cherries isn’t the most convenient remedy. And now researchers believe that cherries are not the only gout cure that works. read more

Actor Jared Leto’s bout with Gout!

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Actor Jared Leto gained 62 pounds to play the overweight Mark David Chapman, murderer of John Lennon, by drinking microwaved pints of ice cream mixed with soy sauce and olive oil every night to bloat himself further as he eats no meat cause Jared Leto is a vegetarian. At times he had to use a wheelchair due to the stress the sudden increase in weight put on his body. As a result of the weight gain and loss, Leto developed Gout in his left foot.

Gout of the Rich and Famous

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Hmmm, Gout – the rich mans disease…

Henry VIII, Kublai Khan, Nostradamus, John Milton, Queen Anne, Isaac Newton, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Charles IV, Charles V, George IV, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx (with the raise of an eyebrow), William Pitt, Peter Paul Rubens (no, not Pee Wee), Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, Henry James, Frederick the Great, Don Nelson, Jared Leto (yup!), Pope Clement VIII, and Curt Schilling just to name a few.